Industry seeks to weaken EU cap on crop-based fuels

By Reuters:

The European Commission is under strong pressure from industry groups and some of its own departments to weaken a planned cap on the use of biofuels made from food crops such as rapeseed and wheat.

Last month, the two EU Commissioners responsible for biofuel policy said they planned to limit the share of crop-based fuels in the transport sector to 5 percent up to 2020, which would effectively halve the bloc’s existing target.

That signalled a stunning U-turn in EU biofuel policy less than four years after the current target was agreed, and was hailed by campaign groups who question the climate benefits of biofuels and blame them for pushing up food prices… Read more


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